Texas A&M's first game at the new $485 million version of Kyle field comes Saturday against Ball State. But, as everyone in College Station knows, Aggies home games are much bigger than just the game.
Students participate in Midnight Yell Practice that takes place on the eve of each home game, and like everything else at the new stadium, it was breathtaking.
The assembled crowd -- which included students as well as other Aggies fans eager to get a look at their new home -- was estimated at more than 45,000. As a salute to the anniversary of Sept. 11, coordinated red, white and blue T-shirts were given out while fireworks dotted the sky.
The scene was reminiscent of the Aggies' "Red, White and Blue Out" game against Oklahoma State shortly following the 9/11 attacks in 2001.